Of course your attorney needs to understand bankruptcy laws and the process. But you need more than a tactical expert. Your bankruptcy attorney needs to listen and seek out every ounce of detail relating to your life.
At Bellenot & Boufford, LLC we want to understand your current situation. We want to know your history so we can assess how and why you ended up considering bankruptcy. We want to learn all about your future. Your goals. All of this helps us to not merely file for bankruptcy, but helps us to plan your bankruptcy.
Our attorneys help ease your current burdens as quickly as possible. We review all options with you, including non-bankruptcy alternatives. We discuss the pros and cons of each to help you decide what works best for your family.
Finally, we discuss and help you plan for a brighter future after bankruptcy. It is our goal to provide you and your family a better quality of life moving forward. And yes, there is a brighter future.
The list of traits of a Great Bankruptcy Lawyer is a long one. I will address some more of the important traits and use notes sent to us by clients to corroborate just how important these traits are to someone facing difficult legal issues, including bankruptcy.
Your attorney needs to be able to respond fast, sometimes immediately, depending on your circumstances.
“You came through for us at the beginning when we were only hours away from the actual foreclosure.”
“Dear Kathy and Ron, thank you so much for responding to our phone call and seeing us so quickly. We were in such turmoil! We didn’t know what to do…”
Your attorney needs to be calm, patient, reassuring and compassionate. You are going through a difficult and scary time in your life. Your future in uncertain and emotions are at an all-time high.
“Kathy is outstanding in her compassion and legal skills, I don’t know how I would have gotten through all this without her encouragement, expertise and genuine concern for me and my future.”
“Thank you so very much Ron! You have been so wonderful, calm and reassuring during such a difficult time in my life!!
“Dear Ron and Staff, Thank you again for all your help and patience with me during this time. Just wanted to know how much it is appreciated.”
Your attorney needs to listen, communicate and educate you. Most likely you have never been through this process before. You have no reason to know what you are up against and what to expect. Understanding what will happen, when and how it will impact your life will give you peace of mind and allow you to sleep better at night. It will lessen and hopefully eliminate the stress.
“… Ron, you explained things to us so well and we got a better understanding of what we should do. You were such a big help! Thanks again for your time and consideration.”
“It was very important to me to have someone who listens and explain the legal side. I’m very pleased with this firm.”
“Both my husband and I were very pleased with your communications.”
A great bankruptcy attorney is more than a technician. He / She is a confidant you can open up to. Someone who has your best interest at heart. A professional who is as interested in your future, as she or he is about filing your case now. Someone that you are comfortable with and gives you a genuine sense of trust.